Thursday, 29 July 2010

fir cone ring

this spring and summer i really got into rings as accessoires - having to wear a uniform almost every day led to the necessity of finding different ways to express my personal style at work without the free choice of which garments to wear. so i started a little collection, and one of the latest additions is this vintage ring which i got through little things vintage on etsy.

it seems to be inspired by a fir cone, which is wonderful in combination with my acorn-necklace. also, there is lots of information to be found in the hallmarks of the ring:

the ring was designed by erik granit, a finish designer who was working mainly during the 1950s-70s. this particular ring was made in 1967 (hallmarked O7) and was made in helsinki (as confirmed the little boat) in finland (a crown in a heart). now i just wonder who owned the ring before me and how it made its journey to a seller in the usa...

Sunday, 25 July 2010

ice-cream dress

it was raining today, so i finally got around to shortening my newest vintage dress which i bought at the fleamarket a few weeks back. the dress with the white lace and red stripes really screams "ice-cream!" at me, so it brought the summer back into the apartment...

dress and belt: vintage
shoes: swedish hasbeens

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


me and my favourite person in the world, we went to see and hear kent at the oslo live festival last friday evening. we decided to go quite spontaneously and had a great, but wet evening - there was heavy rain from the second song they played until about five minutes after the show...

kent, together with lars winnerbäck (whom i will see later this summer on the opera roof here in oslo), really represent the core of sweden to me. there is something deeply swedish in their music, their lyrics.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

my mother's dress

today i chose my mother's old dress from the 80s to accompany me and my boyfriend to the lake. it was quite windy, so i never jumped into the water, but i thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine for a few hours there...

Thursday, 15 July 2010

cross-stich alphabet

this is what i wore today, in detail.

cross-stich shirt with alphabet: mango

acorn necklace: esdesigns on etsy

vintage leather belt: my mother's old one
jeans skirt: h&m via ebay

Friday, 2 July 2010

a perfect sunday summer evening

last sunday we headed out for a nice sunny evening at a small lake close to oslo. we found a spot for ourselves, set up the barbecue, had a beer and enjoyed the sunset...

i had prepared some yummy shashlik with squash, chicken, shrimps, onion and bell peppers

summer calls for shorts, converse and pretty t-shirts

next time i'll pack my bathing suit and take a swim!